According to a report from the Sun, West Ham are one of the most likely destinations, alongside Watford, for free agent Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Hammers are believed to be in the market for another striker. They have already sold Marko Arnautovic and released Andy Carroll. They have signed Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, however.

A move for the Togolese ace, however, would be a real shock.

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Emmanuel Adebayor (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

He has been a wonderful player throughout his career, excelling when playing for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and even Real Madrid.

But the last few years of his career haven’t been quite as impressive.


The 6ft 4in front-man endured difficult spells at Crystal Palace and Turkish side Basaksehir.

And it is highly doubtful that now, at the age of 35, he would be able to make a useful contribution to West Ham.

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Emmanuel Adebayor (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

On his day, the 66-capped Togo international was a real handful. Having not played a competitive game since May, however, he will be well short of match fitness.

The Hammers might just be better served in spending big on a younger, hungrier striker to support Haller.

And West Ham need to think long and hard before bringing Adebayor to the London Stadium this summer.

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